stop/start services

Pete Slagle freebsd-questions at
Wed Apr 12 20:36:54 UTC 2006

Matthew Seaman wrote:

> eoghan wrote:
>> I asked a question about stopping/starting tomcat, but I suppose I didnt
>> ask it right.
>> What I should have asked is:
>> How do I stop/start services that I have enabled in my rc.conf, such as
>> mysql, tomcat etc. I have tried from my rc.d/ with tomcat but it will
>> not work for me...
> Like this:
>     /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start
> If that doesn't print out anything then double check what's in /etc/rc.conf
> If the service apparently starts up, but then you find it's not running
> a few seconds later, then check any log files that application uses -- it's
> quite often the case that there's a configuration fubar somewhere that is
> causing the service to give up.

"Service" instead of daemon?   Our assimilation by the Borg proceeds apace.

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